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Mikael Backlund scores twice and adds assist, Flames rout Ducks 7-2

  • Anaheim Ducks' Bryan Allen, right, fights with Calgary Flames' Brian Mcgrattan during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Anaheim Ducks' Bryan Allen, right, fights with Calgary Flames' Brian Mcgrattan during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller, right, from the Czech Republic, lets in a goal from Calgary Flames' TJ Galiardi during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller, right, from the Czech Republic, lets in a goal from Calgary Flames' TJ Galiardi during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Calgary Flames' Mike Cammalleri, right, celebrates his goal with Mikael Backlund, from Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Calgary Flames' Mike Cammalleri, right, celebrates his goal with Mikael Backlund, from Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

Mikael Backlund scored twice and added an assist to help the Calgary Flames rout the Anaheim Ducks 7-2 on Wednesday night

Backlund set up Mike Cammalleri in the slot for a power-play goal at 11:28 of the first that chased Ducks starter Jonas Hiller, then beat Frederik Andersen two minutes later to make it 4-0.

Backlund added his second of the night 1:31 into the second period, this time shorthanded. Firing a wrist shot past Andersen as he broke in alone off the wing, it was the Flames' second short-handed goal of the night and NHL-leading 11th of the season. Backlund has four of them, tying him for top spot with Boston's Brad Marchand and Tampa Bay's Tyler Johnson.

Mark Giordano, TJ Galiardi, Ladislav Smid and Corban Knight with his first NHL goal also scored for Calgary. Andrew Cogliano and Nick Bonino scored for Anaheim. The Pacific Division-leading Ducks are 0-2-0 in their last four games.